3,000 attend memorial service for officers

Approximately 3,000 people attended the memorial service of the two officers killed in the line of duty on Feb. 1 according to ABC News.

The officers were shot and killed on the Bridgewater College (BC) Campus last week.

The service was held at James Madison University’s (JMU) Atlantic Union Bank Center because of the crowd that was expected along with its proximity to Bridgewater.

Governor Glenn Youngkin attended the service telling the crowd that Officer John Painter and J.J. Jefferson must be celebrated, honored and always remembered.

Livestream of the service was held at both BC and Shenandoah University (SU).

Jefferson worked at SU from 2012 to 2018 and met his wife there a 2013 SU graduate.

Campus Police Departments, State Police and other Law Enforcement from across the state were a part of the gathering.

The service was over two and a half hours long.

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Funeral services for fallen officers expected to cause heavy traffic

A social media post from James Madison University (JMU) confirms that the school will host the joint funeral service for Officers J.J. Jefferson and John Painter today Feb. 9 at 11 a.m..

The two officers were killed in the line of duty at Bridgewater College on Feb.1.

The service is open to the public and expected to draw thousands including law enforcement and first responders from across the state.

Both JMU Officials and Harrsonburg Police are asking for patience with traffic and parking today Feb. 9 around the Atlantic Union Bank Center at the school.

Both Shenandoah University and Bridgewater College posted on social media that they will host a livestream of the service starting at 11 a.m. as well.

Bridgewater College is offering a livestream of the service beginning at 11 a.m. at bridgewater.edu/live.

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A memorial service is planned for Officer Frazier

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Woodstock native Corporal Thomas Frazier will be honored in a service to be held at Shenandoah County Park in Maurertown.

The officer served in the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office and was a life member of the Strasburg Fire Department.

After taking a job in New Mexico Officer Frazier was killed in a traffic accident.

A memorial fund has been set up with City National Bank of Strasburg for the Officer.

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